“His earlier works were woodblock prints or oil on canvas, but he’s mostly moved to making drawing/painting hybrids, using tea-stained paper treated to look older and with weathered edges that are ripped and torn,” co-curator Tricia Robson notes, adding that you will see shadow influences of Western art in the series, which includes portraits, battle scenes and maps. “There are a myriad of references to period styles in his work; a battle scene might look like old Native American ledger.” And in that vein, some new works that nod to Colorado and the Platte River — then known as the Tallow River — have been added to an ongoing story where truth and imagination often overlap.
The exhibit continues at the MCA, 1485 Delgany Street, through September 9; go to www.mcadenver.org or call 303-298-7554.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 21. Continues through Sept. 9, 2012